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Tektronix MCA3040 in United States
United States
$13,775 USD


Test and Measurement
Max. freq:
40.0 GHz
Min. freq:
Launch date:
Frequency, Period, Ratio, Time interval, Rise/Fall Time, Duty factor, Pulse width, Voltage, Burst freq.
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Tektronix MCA3040 Microwave/Counter/Analyzer 300 MHz - 40 GHz 100ps
The MCA3000 Microwave Counter Series outperforms every microwave counter on the market today in terms of resolution, speed, and acquisition time. Including an integrated power meter, the MCA Series packs many different functions into one feature-rich instrument.
With industry-leading frequency and time resolution, the MCA Series comes standard with internal memory and a fast data transfer rate of 250k Samples/s to memory. In addition, the multi-parameter display shows auxiliary measurements alongside your main measurement to provide you with the results you need at a glance. With the industry’s most comprehensive analysis modes, including measurement statistics, histograms, and trend plots, you have the tools you need to quickly and accurately analyze your signal.
With three input channels, you can measure the relationship between different signals. For example, you can measure the phase relationship between the input and output signals of your device. You can read other critical parameters simultaneously, such as the test frequency of the signal and the voltage ratio (in dB), in one glance with the multi-parameter display.
Besides being an outstanding microwave counter, the MCA3000 Series also serves as a general-purpose timer/counter with two additional 300 MHz inputs.
27 GHz (MCA3027) and 40 GHz (MCA3040) Models
Microwave Analyzer Channel with CW or Burst
Two 300 MHz General-purpose Channels
–35 dBm to +10 dBm Power Range
100 ps Single-shot Time Resolution
12 Digit/s Frequency Resolution, 14 Digit Display
25 ms (Auto) or Zero (Manual) Acquisition Time
3 mV Voltage Resolution
Optional 1.5×10–8 Ultra High-stability Oven Time Base
250k Sample/s Data Transfer Rate to Internal Memory (Up to 750k samples stored)
5k Sample/s Data Transfer Rate over USB/GPIB Bus (Block mode)
Automated Measurements: Frequency, Period, Ratio, Time Interval, Time Interval Error, Pulse Width, Rise/Fall Time, Phase Angle, Duty Cycle, Maximum Voltage, Minimum Voltage, Peak-to-Peak Voltage
Integrated Power Meter
Multi-parameter Display
Trend Plot Mode
Measurement Statistics Mode
Histogram Mode
Allan Deviation
Zero Dead-time Frequency/Period Measurements
USB Device and GPIB Ports on Rear Panel for Quick PC Connectivity
GPIB Interface Supports Full SCPI-compatible Programmability and offers an Emulation Mode for Plug-and-Play Replacement in Existing ATE Systems
External Arming Input
10 MHz Reference Oscillator Output
Includes National Instrument’s LabVIEW SignalExpress™ TE Limited Edition Software for Connecting Your Bench
Optional TimeView™ Software Available for Modulation Domain Analysis
Three-year warranty